The MARQUIS borrows from over 25 years of concert recording experience with serious headphone monitoring to produce an amplifier with unparalleled transparency and effortless realism. Like all Metaxas & Sins amplifiers, the CNC-machined “head block” can be meticulously finished in a choice of 10 aluminium colours, or automotive painted finishes.
As well as a dedicated headphone amplifier and headphone stand, the MARQUIS also can be used as a minimalist preamplifier with a choice of 2 line-level inputs [RCA connectors] and a set of RCA outputs to connect to a power amplifier to drive a pair of speakers.
The solid CNC-machined base encloses the power supply to keep all stray RFI and noise from the delicate low-level signal stages.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: DC - 5.0MHz (-3dB)
VOLTAGE OUTPUT: 15VRMS per channel into 50 Ohms with no more than 0.05% T.H.D.
SLEW RATE: Greater than 1000V/us small and large signal
T.H.D.: Less than 0.05% 20Hz-20KHz
I.M.D.(S.M.P.T.E.): Less than 0.05%
SIGNAL/NOISE: -117DBV unweighted input shorted
INPUT IMPEDANCE: 100kOhms
The heart of the MARQUIS is an easily accessible amplifier module on a 9 pin DIN connectors which resides inside an over 15mm thick, CNC-machined cranium.
By isolating the heart of the amplifier in this way, we can very easily improve and refine the sound quality as we experiment with passive components - newer , faster or lower noise transistors, resistors, capacitors, printed circuit board dielectrics using purer copper [or silver] tracks.
This makes your MARQUIS future-proof.
the making of a marquis
This video traces the creative and manufacturing process of the Marquis.